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06.22.2016

Disarming Honesty: Admitting Bias Makes Doctor Recommendations More Trustworthy

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Your doctor tells you that her advice is biased, because the treatment she’s recommending is in her field of expertise or training. So, you trust that recommendation more than you would if she hadn’t told you she was biased. 

06.21.2016

New Manual Identifies Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism

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A new manual designed for police departments identifies a set of promising practices for using community policing to prevent violent extremism. The manual is based on a research project led by David Schanzer, associate professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. The manual includes advice on how police departments can plan and implement a community outreach and engagement program to prevent violent extremism. These techniques can be used to address multiple forms of violent extremism and promote public safety.

06.17.2016

News Tip: Obama's Syria Policy ‘An Exceedingly Slow-Motion Train-Wreck,’ Expert Says

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More than 50 State Department officials have signed an internal memo criticizing President Obama’s strategy in Syria and calling for more military action by the United States. Duke political scientist Peter Feaver, a former White House national security adviser, writes about the letter in a Foreign Policy blog scheduled to post Friday.  

06.16.2016

Hunt Institute, Duke's Sanford School Team Up to Advance Education Policy

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The James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy (Hunt Institute) is joining forces with Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy to pursue research, educational partnerships and events related to improving education policy. “This partnership between the Sanford School at Duke and the Hunt Institute unites the legacies of two of North Carolina’s most transformative governors and creates new opportunities to connect research and practice in the most vital areas of education policy,” said Duke President Richard H. Brodhead.

06.14.2016

Mass Shooting in Orlando and the 'Lone Wolf Terrorist' Ideology

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In a special addition of the On Security podcast, host Scott Briggaman speaks with Associate Professor of the Practice David Schanzer about the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

06.08.2016

New Director to Lead Duke-UNC-USDA Food Research Center

Physician and behavioral scientist Peter Ubel has been named the new director of a research center based at Duke that focuses on healthy eating.

06.08.2016

News Tip: Reaction to Philadelphia City Council Passage of Sugar Tax

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After much debate, the Philadelphia City Council passed a 1.5-cent per ounce tax on soda and sugary drinks. A final vote on the measure is expected next week. Kelly Brownell, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy says Philadelphia’s leadership is "a major milestone in the public health campaign to curb consumption of beverages that are major contributors to life-threatening diseases such as diabetes."

06.06.2016

Sanford Spearheads New Effort to Find Political Common Ground in N.C.

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North Carolina’s contentious political climate is making national headlines. But there's a new effort to get people with differing political viewpoints talking civilly to each other. It’s called the N.C.

06.03.2016

Retired Judges to Create Map for N.C. Redistricting Simulation

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DURHAM, N.C. -- In the second of three events designed to simulate an independent, nonpartisan redistricting panel, 10 retired judges will gather in Raleigh on Friday, June 10, to draw a new, but unofficial, map of N.C. congressional districts.

05.24.2016

Changing a Life Path for Dropouts

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Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school, but interventions and treatments can improve the odds for dropouts, a new study finds.

05.20.2016

More Psychotic Symptoms Among Children In Cities; New Study Explores Why

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Lower social cohesion among neighbors and higher crime rates contribute to higher rates of psychotic symptoms among urban children, a new study from researchers at Duke University and King’s College London finds.

05.18.2016

Sanford School Launches Nearly 300 Grads

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During two ceremonies on Saturday, the Sanford School awarded diplomas to 185 undergraduates, 65 Master of Public Policy graduates, 35 Master of International Development Policy graduates from 18 countries and 6 PhDs.

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